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cities across the state today, including san francisco. they are urging congress to save social safety net programs and increase taxes on the wealthiest 2% instead. >>> with the fiscal deadline now just three weeks away, there's some optimism, a deal is in the works. the cbs reporter shows us the newfound enthusiasm that follows a face-to-face meeting between president obama and house speaker john boehner. >> reporter: if lawmakers want to settle this in time for christmas, negotiators need to kick it into high gear next week. they must reach an agreement by early next week at the latest. that's the only way that members will have enough time to read it, debate it, and vote on it in the house and senate before heading home for the holidays. in a now familiar routine, both sides blamed each other today for the slow pace of talks. the senate democratic leader harry reid. >> right now they are the only thing standing between congress and the compromise. >>> a spokesman said that in a statement, the respect offer made last week remains an offer as we continue to wait for the president to i
. >>> oakland police have fended off the feds for now. the city cut a last-minute deal with civil rights authorities to avoid a full-scale takeover of the department. a person would be appointed by a judge and paid by the city. both sides can claim a partial victory. >> reporter: the plaintiffs will now have someone within the department answerable to the court to make sure that changes are made. if they aren't made, they can go to the court and ask for changes in the police chief and the command staff. the city gets to hold onto its popular police chief and another shot at making things good with the plaintiffs. what they avoid is a complete federal takeover, an embarrassment for the city and could also lead to a judge telling them they don't have enough cops and order them to hire more. >>> crime was the subject of a neighborhood meeting in oakland a few hours ago. the mayor was there, so was the police chief. neighbors tell reporter linda yi that it seemed to be all talk. >> reporter: the mayor and police brass admitted upfront, violent crime is on the rise. specifically robberies. se
they'll be getting a raise. the city's new minimum wage will go up to $10. that's because of a measure that voters passed. they join only a handful of cities that have their own minimum wage. >> fresh dungeness crab is coming to a store near you. fish brokers wanted to drop the price saying high demand had led to low retail prices. they've agreed to $3 a pound. the local market should start receiving crab on friday. >>> still to come, a pair of secret santas surprise shoppers in the bay area. >> an odd choice for a california elementary school. why it now graces the name of a man historians call one of the most dangerous gangsters his time. >> no matter how many bumps in the road and land mines you hit, there's a light at the end of the tunnel. >> an east bay basketball player is breaking down barriers. oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh water to make coffee that's stronger and bigger... and even hotter! ac
. >> reporter: the city of vallejo was prejudicing its public marina when it dug something up, something no one expected, something odd. >> i have been here 23 years and i have never seen these guys before. >> reporter: california oysters. although small and not too many, these oysters are sensitive to water quality. >> the water is getting better and the quality is getting much improved. >> reporter: this hasn't always been the case. for over 100 years a shipyard operator across the river and legend has it once in the 1940s the water caught fire. that combined with agriculture runoff in the napa valley created nasty water. down river matthew sears manages the 112-year-old vallejo yacht club. he said since shipping closed and wildlife has improved, the wildlife is returning. >> we have salmon, straight bass. they don't have a chance. he gets them every time. >> reporter: there is still a lot of work to be done, but the small critters are making big splash. while is oysters are a good indicator that the napa river is getting better all the time, i still wasn't eat them. >>> coming up next,
in weeks. he is in a hotel in guatemala city after sneaking out of beliz where he is a person of interest in the murder of his neighbor. in his last blog post, he says he has hired guatemala's former attorney general to petition the country's government to allow him to stay. >>> crews spent the day shoring up a huge stretch of highway along highway 1 after the weekend's rain. caltrans hopes this won't be a mr. be in the new future -- problem in the near future. >> devil's slide is the most beautiful drive i've ever been over, and i'm kind of sad the tunnel is opening and is going to take away that scenery. >> if you're a driver, you don't pay attention to the view! >> cars are expected to start heading through the tunnel in february or march. >>> what is happening across the bay area right now? >> the weather is getting wetter toward tomorrow. no big storms, but rainfall is moving in. showers right now primarily north of the golden gate where they have been. pet lum asanta rose -- petaluma, santa rosa. through the night and for tomorrow, rain moving in, and the heaviest of the rainfall w
to tell her story. in carson city. >> he is one of the toughest law men in the west and probably the most politically polarizing. some san francisco students made that clear when they wrote to sheriff joe about his hard line immigration stance. he planned to answer them in person today but that never happened. cbs 5 recorder linda yee asked the questions instead. >> reporter: he's america's toughest sheriff. joe admits he courts controversy. >> welcome to san francisco. >> reporter: he got a dose of that when drag queens invaded his dinner party. the sheriff is in town for a convention. he hoped to reach out to eighth graders at a middle school who sent him letters. students wrote in spanish their disagreement with his fight against illegal immigrants and his tent prisons in the desert sun. >> they called may racist. i just wanted to meet with the kids and tell them the truth. >> reporter: he had to set the set the kids straight but the district canceled the meeting. the rep said she was too busy but denied there ever was a meeting. the sheriff defends arizona law that allows his deputies
, a second straight saturday where the nfl is making news for all the wrong reasons. last week a kansas city chief killed his girlfriend before taking his own life. and this morning, another nfl player is in trouble with the law. cbs reporter teresa garcia reports. >> reporter: skid marks, line the texas roadway where police say dallas cowboy josh brent lost control of his car killing a team mitt. >> it appears as if he was traveling at a high rate of speed at which time his vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the service road causing his vehicle to flip at least one time. >> reporter: police say brent was driving drunk when he crashed his 2007 mercedes early saturday morning. the defensive lineman is charged with intoxication manslaughter for the death of 25-year-old jerry brown a member of the team's practice squad. investigators say brown was unresponsive when they arrived. >> when our officers arrived on scene, mr. brent was removing -- or dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. >> reporter: brent and brown were college teammates at the university of illinois. the two were reuni
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